Is This True Or Is It Billy Bull?

Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by Markintime, May 22, 2009.

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  1. A pile of pants

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  2. True I tell you

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  3. There might be something in it

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  1. I received an email today, one of those chain letter type thingies. Normally I just bin them but wondered if anyone knows anything about this? I've left the signature block in because it doesn't appear kosher to me.

    So, what does the team think?

    Starbucks say thanks!
    Recently, British Royal Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees, and to request that they send some of it to the troops there.
    Starbucks replied, telling the Royal Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee.

    So, as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should support them by NOT buying any of their products! I feel we should get this out in the open.
    I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground, fighting street-to-street and, house-to-house.
    If you feel the same as I do then pass this along. Thanks very much for your support. I know you'll all be there again when I deploy once more.
    Sgt. Howard Wright,
    1 Platoon,
    Recon Company,
    Royal Marines

    PLEASE DON'T DELETE THIS... PLEASE PASS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E- MAIL LIST, IN MEMORY OF ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE BEEN WOUNDED, LOST LIMBS AND EVEN DIED, SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE!
    Also, don't forget that when the Twin Trade Towers were hit, the fire fighters and rescue workers went to Starbucks because it was close by for water for the survivors and workers, and Starbucks CHARGED THEM! ! !

    AN ADDED NOTE TO THIS: STARBUCKS HAD STORES ON SEVERAL MILITARY BASES IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE NOW BEING REMOVED BECAUSE OF THIS.
    There are 227 Starbucks stores across the UK, and there's no doubt that our soldiers would get the same response from this company, so let us do our bit and boycott Starbucks to show them how despicable their actions are.


    Edited to add: I know this is quite old and I did Bovvy it so if it has been done before my apologies.
     
  2. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Go and use the search function, and then go and boil your head.
     
  3. Thank you I have used the search function and I have now boiled my head, any other useful suggestions?
     
  4. It's bull, and been done at least 53 zillion times before......do try and keep up ;)
     
  5. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

  6. Don't even need to check snopes

    Royal Marines don't have 'Platoons' or even 'Recon' and there hasnt been anything vaguely RM Recce in Iraq for several years. Doesnt mention a Unit, Bde or BFPO so is gash straight away.
     
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I nominate Markintime as the new site 'Trigger'!!!

    Bl00dy hell bloke, where the fcuk have you been?
     
  8. Poor love, that nasty Duke was horrid to you. Come and sit on my knee and have a cuddle.

    (God I'm turning into a female version of OF&H!)
     
  9. I think the first time I heard about this, the letter was being written by some American sodlier in a trench, just about to go over the top in 1918. Even my 5year old knows this one is bollox
     
  10. I've had the same post for twenty years, I've had 7 new threads and thirty replies but it's the same post.


    Wait one, wait ....... wait ........ Wishfull I's a cummin, I's a cummin
     
  11. I think the first time I heard about this, the letter was being written by some American sodlier in a trench, just about to go over the top in 1918. Even my 5year old knows this one is bollox
     
  12. Yeah but my 5 year old knows how to spell soldier cnuttybollox :boogie: :boogie: :donut: :donut:
     

  13. :clap: :D
     
  14. Yes he was a nasty Dukey and I'm trying not to blub.
     
  15. Nearly Correct ! It was a messenger pidgeon fired out from the Somme by L/Sgt Rennison Shufflebottom to Cartwright and Cartwright's Congealed Turkey Trotters Emporium.